Getting There & Away
It may not feel like it for those who are newly arrived in the region from Dushanbe, but the unpaved road to Iskander-Kul is one of the better-maintained off-road routes in the Fan Mountains.
Shared taxis for Iskander-Kul and Sarytag depart from Sarvoda market (38km, one hour, per seat/chartered 50/350TJS). During peak season weekends, it may be possible to cadge a ride from the M34 junction with party-goers heading to the lakeside Turbaza resort; it is customary to contribute to the cost of the fuel – around 50TJS would be fair. Guesthouse Shahboz can arrange a taxi (saloon/4WD 400/700TJS) to Dushanbe most days in summer.